The European Commission recently published its report: “ANNUAL REPORT 2019 ON THE APPLICATION OF THE PRINCIPLES OF SUBSIDIARITY AND PROPORTIONALITY AND ON RELATIONS WITH NATIONAL PARLIAMENTS“.
In the report, the
RegHub network is mentioned several times in connection with the COM's efforts to better integrate the experiences of the regional and local level in the future legislative procedure. For the RegHub network it is a further proof of the appreciation of its work by the European Commission.
The references in the report are listed below:
- „It organised a highlevel discussion on active subsidiarity at the 8th European Summit of Regions and Cities in Bucharest on 14-15 March 2019, which launched the Committee's pilot project to set up Regional Hubs to review how EU policies are implemented at regional and local level (RegHub). In 2019, the RegHub pilot project carried out two consultations, one on public procurement and the other on air quality, each resulting in an in-depth implementation report“. (p.6)
- „Although most initiatives were non-legislative, the Committee maintained its commitment to implementing the 'active subsidiarity' approach in 2019, as many opinions on non-legislative proposals included both an assessment of subsidiarity and proportionality in the relevant policy field, as well as constructive recommendations to deal with potential issues. An example is the opinion on the implementation report on public procurement. Based on the first consultation of the Committee's network of Regional Hubs, the opinion provides a detailed overview of the key challenges encountered by local and regional authorities when implementing the 2014 Directives on public procurement, as well as the most frequent sources of their incorrect application.“ (p.7)